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Xiaomi shipped 190.3 million smartphones globally in 2021

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi released Q4 and 2021 earnings on Tuesday. Xiaomi smartphone shipments hit a new record, growing 30% year-over-year to 190.3 million units globally. Xiaomi’s 2021 revenue up 33.5% in a year to RMB 328.3 billion ($51.49 billion), while gross profit grew 58.5% to RMB 58.26 billion. The company earned RMB 85.58 billion in revenue in Q4 with a 29.4% quarterly growth. In addition, the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) and lifestyle products have also seen a 26.1% yearly increase. [Xiaomi press release]

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Xiaomi-backed home appliance maker researching EVs

Smartmi, a Chinese home appliance manufacturer backed by smartphone maker Xiaomi, has formed a small group researching electric vehicles (EVs) and is in the early phase, according to Xiaomi’s spokesman Wang Hua’s Tuesday Weibo post. Wang was responding to Chinese media reports of Smartmi considering making EVs, to which Wang said Xiaomi wasn’t aware. Wang added that Xiaomi is not involved in Smartmi’s decision-making process. [Wang Hua’s Weibo, in Chinese]

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Xiaomi to open new fully automated smart factory in 2023

Lei Jun, CEO of major Chinese phone maker Xiaomi, stated on Wednesday that the company’s second smart factory will begin production in late 2023. A representative from the consumer electronics firm told TechNode that the firm began building the fully automated factory in Beijing’s suburban Changping district last July. Covering 58,300 square meters, the new factory is expected to have an annual output of 10 million smartphones, with an estimated production value of $60 billion. Xiaomi’s first smart factory is also located on the outskirts of Beijing, in Yizhuang, and began operating in 2019. [Xiaomi statement, in Chinese]

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